By Zach Epstein
Published June 04, 2013
The new color scheme and design identity of iOS7 are beyond apparent in Apples new WWDC 2013 app. (Apple)
The new look of iOS 7 in the official WWDC 2013 app alongside last year’s WWDC app. (Apple)
Apple device users should look no further than Apple’s official WWDC 2013 app for iOS if they are interested in getting a sneak peek at some of the new design elements coming to iOS 7. While things like app icons remain a mystery, the new color scheme and design identity are beyond apparent in Apple’s new app:
The general layout and button shapes are the same to ensure that Apple avoids the shock of a drastic visual overhaul — Microsoft’s Windows 8 has shown us what can happen when visual changes are too severe — but the flatter, more minimal graphics are a fresh new look for iOS.
A comparison shot assembled by Twitter user @yuize shows the new look of iOS 7 in the official WWDC 2013 app alongside last year’s WWDC app. The layout is cleaner, the look is more minimal and the colors certainly seem to pop a bit more, but longtime iOS users likely won’t find the new look terribly jarring, which is a fear any company has when refreshing a user interface.
Apple’s annual WWDC show kicks off on Monday and iOS 7 is expected to debut during the opening keynote, which starts at 1:00 p.m. EDT, 10:00 a.m. PDT.